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Old 11-07-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Combine Pittsburgh, NYC, Seattle and Annapolis and you get San Francisco
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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This is exactly what has been on my mind lately - I wish I could do this for real, so I could just live in one place and be done!

1. New York City - diversity and high level of integration across cultures, colors, belief systems, and income levels; tons of cultural access; extensive public transportation; every kind of food you could ever want; my heart is there
2. San Francisco - more laid-back approach to culture and communication (I love NYC but there IS a lot of pretentiousness and stress to even daily interaction), hills! - varied topography is a must!
3. Florida Keys/Key Largo - chill island vibe, tropical climate, turquoise water everywhere, very friendly people
4. Finger Lakes region, NY - beautiful land, mountains, tons of natural outdoor things to do and outdoor enthusiasts to do it with (who do it because nature is part of their daily life, not because they're trying to "get a good workout"), lots of land for fairly low prices - privacy and space are easy to come by

This was tough to narrow down though. If I did an international version, it would include places like Paris, Buenos Aires, Micronesia, Copenhagen, Dakar, and Kathmandu... spiritual, beautiful, warm, cultural, integrated, great music and food, peaceful.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I think I'll craft up an international version of my perfect city as well. Stay tuned!
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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This is exactly what has been on my mind lately - I wish I could do this for real, so I could just live in one place and be done!
The truth.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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1) LA - weather, beaches, food, luxury vehicles, celebrity lifestyle
2) Miami - soul and passion, women, high rise condos, 24/7 nightlife
3) NYC - skyscrapers and 24/7 public transportation
4) Las Vegas - EDM, mega nightclubs, individualism, cost of living
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX sucks
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Boston- transit better than NYC IMO except its not 24 hours, higher education, street life, historic sport winning professional teams, medical insutitions, shopping,
San Diego- terrain, oceanfront, views, nightlife, weather is perfect
Tampa- city layout, bay, food I been to a lot of cities and love the spots there, bungalows, diversity
Nashville- clean downtown for state capital, less traffic, air quality, friendly,
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Boston- transit better than NYC IMO except its not 24 hours, higher education, street life, historic sport winning professional teams, medical insutitions, shopping,
San Diego- terrain, oceanfront, views, nightlife, weather is perfect
Tampa- city layout, bay, food I been to a lot of cities and love the spots there, bungalows, diversity
Nashville- clean downtown for state capital, less traffic, air quality, friendly,
Quite an interesting mix. I've yet to visit Tampa, but I wouldn't have guessed it to be much different from Jax.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX sucks
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Quite an interesting mix. I've yet to visit Tampa, but I wouldn't have guessed it to be much different from Jax.
Tampa airport is great too forgot to add that.

It is very different from Jax. I grew up in Jax as a child. Went back to FL for college in Tampa.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Minneapolis: lakes and family culture
Chicago: food, toughness and urbanity
San Francisco: scenery and laid back attitude
Los Angeles: weather
Boston: education and wealth


Its name? Minne-Chi-Los-Fran-ston ("Minnechi Los Franston")
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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-Houston-economy, cost of living, friendliness, laid-back spirit, culture, international flair, food

-Los Angeles-balmy weather/climate, proximity to ocean and mountains, multiple entertainment/amusement amenities, sequoias, suburban vibe

-Chicago-mass transit system, culture, food

-New York- mass transit system, culture, strong urban vibe, international influences culture
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